Miziker’s Complete Event Planner’s Handbook by Ron Miziker, published by the University of New Mexico Press, has been recognized as the Gold winner for Reference in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.

Narrowed down from nearly 2,000 entries by a panel of librarians and booksellers, along with Foreword Reviews’ editorial staff, the winners in 66 categories are considered the year’s best books published by independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. Foreword Reviews made the announcement in a live presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference. A complete list of winners can be found at https://indiefab.forewordreviews.com/winners/2015/.

“Foreword’s INDIEFAB judges are the key to our winners selection process, and, in our minds, the most foolproof way to choose award-winning books,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “We work with a librarian and bookseller in each category to provide us with an insider’s perspective on what would do well on consumer and library shelves. Using industry professionals confirms the trade quality of a book.”

With decades of experience as a gala event planner, award-winning director and producer Ron Miziker presents the ultimate guide to planning and executing every special event in Miziker’s Complete Event Planner’s Handbook. Miziker is the founder and creative director of the Miziker Entertainment Group in Los Angeles. During his forty-year career in the entertainment industry he has designed, planned, and produced world-class events around the world.

Four UNM Press books were also recognized as finalists in Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards: Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini and Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo by John Bisney and J. L. Pickering; The Arranged Marriage by Jehanne Dubrow; and You Must Fight Them by Maceo Montoya.

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